Recently I told my dear daughter that I remember receiving a fancy apron when I was married. I could not remember where it was, but I was sure I still had it.
So today, I went through my old cedar chest and found these gems.
My Mom had a little girl who was born about eight years before I came along. She died when she was about three years old. I think this little embroidered top may have been hers. I really have no way of knowing for sure, but just by trying to date the top, it seems like it would have been before my time.
This however, was my christening dress! It was all hand made by a relative. I don't know who made it, or even where it was made. My parents were in their 40's when I was born, so a lot of their friends were older too. It is a beautiful silk with all the lace work intricately done. I really treasure still having this dress.
These are my little booties. They are at least (uh-hum) 50 years old. Cute, huh?
My Mom loved to crochet. She made so many beautiful things. Here are a few.
I always loved the pineapple stitching. Pineapple is a sign of Welcome!
I really love this pink dresser skirt. It's a lovely design and in perfect condition.
Aha! This is what I was looking for........
I don't know if you can really see in the pocket. But there is a little silver ring inside the heart shaped pocket. Oooo la,la.....
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Happy quilting, and don't forget to make someone smile!